Friends of the Library: Promoting Reading In Our Community
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Wonderful news! Our thrift shelves are always open for your perusal. The two thrift shelves and carts filled with books are located near the front desk and are available to everyone year round and you do not need a library card.

Suggested donations are $1.00-hard covers, 50¢-soft covers, four for $1.00-children's books. Check out our SPOTLIGHT section which has specific authors or subject matter for the month. Also, look for our special sales of thrift books. Monetary donations are placed in the FOL box next to the thrift shelves.


Give your books and DVDs a “second life” by donating them to the FOL. Donated books and DVDs in good clean condition are vital to our continued success and always welcomed. To make a book donation, bring your box/bag of books marked "FOL" and place it in the large box next to the copy machines near the thrift shelves, during regular hours of library operation. Sorry - we cannot take magazines or encyclopedias as space does not allow for their storage.


The three day Book Sale is over for 2017 and it was a huge success.  Many books were purchased, the rafflers were super, and the library will reap the rewards of all the hard work of the Thrift Shelf Team, FOL members, and the generosity of the library patrons.  To see photos, click [photos]

If you weren't able to come to the books sale or passed up a book or two that you wished you could have purchased, please visit our thrift shelves which are open year round.

All proceeds from the FOL book sales directly support the Center Moriches Free Public Library. Funds raised go toward beneficial library programs and events, such as the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative, as well as enhancements to library equipment and provisions that greatly benefit our patrons, community, and staff.

The book sales are staffed entirely by volunteers from the Friends. Perhaps you might like to help by volunteering or donating books. Come, join us, you never know what treasure you may find!!

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